Yesterday was a great day! We’d like to announce the arrival of Lily Renée. Born Oct 20th at 3:30pm. Weighing 7lbs 10oz. We are all completely smitten - especially Logan with his new baby sister.
John is now out of the hospital but is still on antibiotics to treat the infection in his elbow. He will be seeing a doctor soon to see what needs to happen next. Thank you for your continued prayers!
Please pray for Kendrick & Abigail as they prepare for the wedding tomorrow! Pray that they would enjoy the day and that God would bless them as they enter married life together!
Michel's Nana passed away this evening. Pray for comfort for all the Martel family as they grieve the loss of their mother, and Nana! She was a spit-fire that we loved dearly! Most of the extended Martel family does not know Jesus as their Saviour. Pray with us that hearts would be softened and opportunities allowed for Jesus to shine in the darkness. We are thankful Michel's parents (Paul and Caroline) spent a lot of Nana's last days with her and were able to continually share the Gospel with her and she seemed to receive it and have peace wash over her.
Pray also for safety as family will be traveling to Chapleau.
We would like to request prayer for the current political situation in Ecuador. Halfway through last week, Ecuador's president announced that the government was cutting the subsidies on gasoline and diesel along with several other measures in order to help curb the national debt. However, this was not taken well by the general public and ever since protests have been growing daily. Ecuador is now in a state of "Emergency" and the President has declared Martial Law. Due to the protests in Quito, the governmental seat has been moved temporarily to Guayaquil which means more and more of the action is getting centered in Guayaquil. So far the protests and demonstrations have been intense, but not seriously violent. However, delinquents here in Guayaquil have been using the unrest as an excuse to loot, and last night they robbed a pharmacy a few streets over from the school.
So far Raul and I have been fine and so is the community around us. However, school has been canceled for about 4 days now and will continue that way until things calm down a bit. We feel fairly safe in our neighborhood, but are concerned about the state of the country. Mostly we are staying at home and keeping our heads down. Please pray with us for peace in Ecuador.
Jocie's surgery went well. So thanks to all of you for your prayers! We are thanking the Lord! And keep on praying for Emmett as he has quite a few hours of surgery to go yet. And please keep praying for Jocie's recovery journey too. So thankful for our church family!!
John Klassen is in ICU in the Guelph hospital. He was admitted Saturday evening with an infection in his elbow. He is receiving antibiotics intravenously, and will likely be moved out of ICU but will stay in the hospital for possibly a few more days. Please be praying for John and Mary, and their family.
Thank you to everyone who prayed for Joanne’s cousin. She passed away on Saturday afternoon. Please continue to pray for Joanne as she processes and grieves this loss.
Dwight and Darren’s mom had a stroke and is in hospital. She has slight movement in her right side and it never affected her face or speech. Please pray for healing and guidance in the days ahead as life will be much different than before.
Tammy’s mom, Pauline, had a TIA (mini stroke) on Saturday morning. She has no lasting effects, but is meeting a surgeon on Tuesday to discuss options due to narrowing of her carotid artery. Please pray for the Shantz family as they look to support Tammy’s mom during this time.
Visitation is Saturday (tomorrow) from 12-9pm and Sunday from 9am-6pm. Funeral (in German) is Monday at 9am (likely couple hours). Everything is happening at the family home: 4644 Line 76, RR1 Newton. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Justin Schmidt passed away suddenly yesterday (October 2). Justin had been coming to WBC regularly over the past year or so. He attended our youth events and was well known among the youth at WBC. Justin was also close friends with Dustin and Tessa Streicher and Ervin and Cindy Streicher. Please pray for all those that knew Justin as they process this loss. Visitation details will be posted on the Praise & Prayer wall when they become available.
John and Liz’s son Luca had an appointment on September 28 for an MRI that he needed to go under general anesthesia for. The appointment went well, and now the family is waiting on the results. John and Liz are thankful for your prayers thus far, and let’s continue to pray that the results will give them the answers they have been looking for!
Thank you to all who have been praying for my (Ron’s) health. The doctors are still mystified as to what the problem is. About every four days in the early morning I get pretty strong chest pains that last 3-4 minutes. They have done numerous tests. They are making progress though. Even though scripture says my heart is desperately wicked and in need of Christ (praise God He has closed the GAP!) the doctors say that my physical heart is in good shape and is not the problem. That is welcome news!
Pray for wisdom. This takes away the fun of mornings and makes it a bit edgy.
"They messed up the order!!!!
They gave us 8 personal sized pizzas instead of 8 larges!
How could they do that? All the others were large pizzas!
We have 150 mouths to feed and not enough pizza to do it!
Hannah! what should we do?!?!?"
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1. We had a great summer. It was a fantastic program summer - lake held out all summer and we had decent weather! Registration was down a bit in all 3 sessions, so our prayer is a full camp next summer.
2. We also will have a new Program Director next summer with Katie Morden (Shark Bait) moving on and Owen Holbrook (Velcro) stepping up as the next PD! Change is not always easy, especially with…
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Thank you for praying for Peggy as she continues to recover from a cracked rib due to a fall on September 5. She is doing much better and is grateful that the injury was not worse than it was.
Please pray for Jocie as she is undergoing surgery on October 8 to donate her kidney to a little 4 year old boy named Emmett. Please pray for the medical teams for both Jocie and Emmett, and that Jocie's body would adjust well to life with just one kidney. Also, please pray that Emmett's body would not reject Jocie's kidney. For Jocie, a prayer concern too would be for successful pain management after surgery, as the donor experiences more pain than the one receiving the organ. We (Ken & Carolyn) sure appreciate your prayers on behalf of both Jocie and Emmett!
Doug Barnes passed away on September 19. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Hillside Bible Chapel (Orillia) at 1:30pm on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Please pray for Doug’s wife, Morven, that she would feel the Lord’s peace at this time, as well as all those here at WBC who knew and loved Doug.